Writing for Emotion: An Overview

(Photo Credit: Wikipedia)   This is the introduction to a Tuesday series on writing with reader and character emotion in mind. Instead of jumping straight into  discussion of strategy, it would make sense to have a definition of emotion so that we are all on the same page (so to speak). To do this, I […]

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Ch 1 Blunders: Generic Characters

(Photo Credit: Adventures in Married Life) Few readers will read about stick figures! Last month, I received some fantastic feedback on the first quarter of my current MS. For this series of articles, I will draw from the remarks of my wonderful Beta readers and discussions I have had with other writers on these topics. […]

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Ch 1 Blunders: Premature POV Changes

(Photo Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Don’t blur your reader’s vision of your story! Last month, I received some fantastic feedback on the first quarter of my current MS. For this series of articles, I will draw from the remarks of my wonderful Beta readers and discussions I have had with other writers on […]

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Ch 1 Blunders: Floating Characters

(Photo Credit: Pinterest) Don’t leave your characters to float in a vacuum! Last month, I received some fantastic feedback on the first quarter of my current MS. For this series of articles, I will draw from the remarks of my wonderful Beta readers and discussions I have had with other writers on these topics. In […]

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Anger and Growth: Secondary Character Arcs

  Photo Credit: burge If you want, your character can become a catalyst of change for other characters. When your protagonist acts to change, the characters closest to her will react (if they react like real people, that is). Since your character is in many types of relationships, you might want to show your readers […]

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